Stowa Marine Klassik 40: Hands-On Review

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Stowa Marine Klassik 40: Hands-On Review

Post by koimaster » April 3rd 2018, 8:44pm

The long history of marine chronometers can be traced all the way back to the early 18th century. In 1714, the British government offered a longitudinal prize for a method of determining longitude at sea, and a man by the name of John Harrison from Yorkshire answered the call. In 1735, he completed a clock based on a pair of counter-oscillating weighted beams connected with springs whose motion was undeterred by the undulations of the ship. These complex machinations were absolutely remarkable for the time-period, and many of his findings paved the way for military watchmakers in the coming centuries.

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